From researching which cloud to the logistics of implementing it into your company can be overwhelming. Questions flood your brain like: Can I trust this cloud provider with my company’s sensitive data? What are the safety protocols for this server? Who has access to the cloud data?  

The cloud’s safety and the protection of the actual data in the cloud is everyone’s concern. No one wants to have their data exposed to a third party without our consent. However, there are things that we can do to protect what’s in the cloud. 

Who has access to your cloud
Who Has Access to Your Cloud Data

No matter which cloud you choose, only 3 groups of individuals can get access to the cloud: the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), your company, and the individuals to who you grant access to the cloud.  

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) sits between a cloud service customer and the cloud service provider. Whenever the data on the cloud is being accessed, they enforce the organization’s security policies by managing risk identification and the company’s compliance with the necessary regulations.  

Once you get a cloud, the company controls who has access to the cloud through authorized log-in, and the provider. 

Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Cloud Data

There are always steps we can take as individuals, as a company, and for the cloud. 

  • Require a password to access the cloud, and change it every 90 days 
  • Log off after using the cloud 
  • Avoid using public networks when accessing the cloud  
  • Reduce the number of downloads on the server  
  • Look at internal policies 
  • Lock all devices  
  • Require multi-factor authentication or 2-factor authentication 
  • Apply strict role assignments 
  • Backups  
  • Monitor upgrades 
  • Protect your data 
  • Take care of overseas servers 


How C² Discover can help 

On the rare occasion that there is an intentional or unintentional breach, it is significant that taking care of data in the cloud is protected. The only problem is how we know what is in the cloud. That’s where C² Discover comes in. With 3 simple steps, C² Discover scans and identifies sensitive data in your data source, making it easy to know what to mask or encrypt. C² Discover also allows only authorized users to know the sensitive information, giving you peace of mind about who gets access to your cloud data.